the effects of radon on pets

Radon effects pets and animals as well, and since they spend the majority of their time indoors were radon accumulates, they too are vulnerable.

Radon effects dogs and cats differently

Long term symptoms show in different ways with pets

pets become exposed

Household pets, much like humans, face the risk of radon poisoning. Research indicates that among household pets, dogs are most susceptible to the adverse effects of radon, followed by cats.

Given that many pets, including dogs and cats, spend a significant portion of their time indoors, their exposure to radon is considerable. Particularly, pets that frequent basements, which often serve as primary entry points for radon due to inadequate sealing or cracked foundations, face heightened risks.

Pets, relying heavily on their sense of smell, are prone to direct radon inhalation as they sniff or lick floors. Their comparatively smaller lung capacity renders them more vulnerable to rapid and severe damage from radon exposure compared to humans.

why mitigating is important for the "fur-babies"

Mitigating for radon not only safeguards human health but also plays a crucial role in protecting household pets from potential harm. By implementing radon mitigation measures, such as sealing cracks in foundations, improving ventilation systems, and installing radon mitigation systems, pet owners create a safer indoor environment for their furry companions.

Firstly, these measures reduce the overall concentration of radon gas within the home, lowering the likelihood of pets being exposed to harmful levels of the gas. This is particularly important for pets that spend a significant amount of time indoors, such as dogs and cats, whose cumulative exposure to radon can be substantial.

Moreover, by sealing entry points and improving ventilation, radon mitigation helps prevent radon from infiltrating indoor spaces where pets commonly reside, such as basements and ground floors. This reduces the risk of pets inhaling or ingesting radon-contaminated particles, which could lead to respiratory issues and other health complications over time.

Additionally, radon mitigation can contribute to a healthier indoor air quality overall, benefiting both humans and pets alike. By removing radon and other indoor air pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pet owners create a more comfortable and safe living environment for their beloved companions.

In summary, mitigating for radon not only protects the health and well-being of human occupants but also ensures the safety and longevity of household pets by reducing their exposure to this silent yet harmful gas.

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The Differences and symptoms of a dog when effected by radon

When your dog breathes in air contaminated with dangerously high levels of radon gas, it can significantly impact their respiratory system, much like it would affect your own. Radon gas carries heavy radioactive byproducts such as polonium, lead, and bismuth, which accumulate in the air over time. When your dog inhales this, these byproducts tend to adhere to the cells within their lungs. One of the most concerning risks of radon gas poisoning for your dog is the potential development of cancer. Numerous animal studies have demonstrated the carcinogenic effects of radon gas and its associated isotopes. Your dog is susceptible to this risk, just as you are, as exposure to radon gas can lead to mutations in their cell genes, often resulting in cancer. This mutation is frequently attributed to the toxic effects of radon gas. Consequently, your dog may develop malignant tumors, skin masses, and epidermal carcinomas as a consequence of radon poisoning.

If your dog is suffering from cancer due to radon poisoning, they may exhibit the following

Coughing

Loss of appetite

Breathing difficulties

Lameness

Abnormal swelling

Fever

Hacking

The challenge lies in the fact that, similar to humans, your dog may not exhibit any symptoms until it’s too late to intervene effectively. In cases where the diagnosis is delayed, the chances of saving your dog diminish significantly. However, an early diagnosis achieved through a combination of methods including x-rays/ultrasounds, blood tests, physical examinations, and biopsies offers a glimmer of hope. Various treatment options, including chemotherapy, surgery, immunotherapy, and radiation therapy, can be explored to help your dog combat cancer. Seeking guidance from your veterinarian is paramount in this situation, and specialized oncologists can conduct further tests and provide specialized care for your dog.

Cats

The Differences and symptoms of a cat when effected by radon

Due to their smaller size compared to most dog breeds, cats typically stay closer to the ground, rendering them even more susceptible to radon poisoning.

If your cat has been exposed to radon, they may display various behavioral and health issues.

While radon gas poses significant health risks to humans and dogs, cats are particularly vulnerable.

The correlation between radon gas exposure and lung cancer in humans is well-established, suggesting a similar risk for cats.

Unfortunately, many cats suffer from lung cancer, with radon gas exposure often cited as a contributing factor.

On average, cats develop lung cancer around the ages of 10 to 11, although the risk persists throughout their lives.

Symptoms of cat lung cancer can be ambiguous; sometimes, the condition is misdiagnosed as asthma. Typically, cats with lung cancer may cough without producing phlegm.

Here are additional symptoms of lung cancer in cats:

Losing weight

Coughing blood

Breathing difficulties

Cough without phlegm

Appetite loss

Tiredness and lethargy

Lameness

If you believe that your cat may have early stages of lung cancer, you should get them to the vet as quickly as possible for diagnosis. 

 

If you have tested for radon in your home and the levels were above the safe threshold, you should take your cat for a test immediately.

 

If discovered soon enough, there are treatment options for early-stage cancer.

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HOMEOWNERS

We understand the importance of testing and mitigating for radon. Our #1 focus is to make sure your home is safe, and protected.

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We understand the importance of testing and mitigating for radon. Our #1 focus is to make sure your home is safe, and protected.

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HOMEOWNERS

We understand the importance of testing and mitigating for radon. Our #1 focus is to make sure your home is safe, and protected.

HOMEOWNERS

When it comes to the place where we eat, sleep, and create memories, the phrase "there's no place like home,"

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Nailing down a plan of action from the beginning is the best plan.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Ground breaking new construction creates a softer, easier environment for Radon to penetrate through.

MULTI-FAMILY & HUD

We understand the importance of testing and mitigating for radon. Our #1 focus is to make sure your home is safe, and protected.

MULTI-FAMILY & HUD

With multiple family, and friends living under the same structure, efficent mitigation becomes important.

SCHOOLS & DAYCARE

Children spend 8 - 12 hours a day at school, during academics and after school cirricular activities.

SCHOOLS & DAYCARE

Creating a safe environment for our children is not just a need, its a necessity.

RADON FACTS

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can cause lung cancer if present in high levels in the home. The EPA estimates that radon is responsible for approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States alone.

#1 CAUSE OF LUNG CANCER

Radon is the 1st cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the united states according to the American Lung Association

Tasteless & Odorless gas

Radon Is not only invisible but it can only be Detected Using Specialized Tests

1 in every 4 homes

Have Levels Above The EPA’s 4.0 pCi/L Radon Action Level.

Mitigating at 2.7 pCi/L

Is Recommended By The World Health Organization

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